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The Gothic and Theory: An Edinburgh Companion

Jerrold E. Hogle and Robert Miles


Each essay in this collection, after the introduction, focuses on a particular kind of theory-Gothic relationship, every one of which has a history and each of which is still being explored in enactments of the Gothic and of theory today. Rather than recounting how different schools of theory and criticism have viewed the Gothic, these chapters argue how Gothic and theory have defined and affected - and still define and affect -- each other in particular aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural realms. In each case, the Gothic is revealed as containing and inciting the very theoretical schemes ... More

Keywords: Theory, Gothic, Aesthetics, Schools of theory, History of Criticism, Cultural Work

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474427777
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427777.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerrold E. Hogle, editor

Robert Miles, editor

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Part I The Gothic, Theory and History

Part II The Gothic of Psychoanalysis and its Progeny

Part III Feminism, Gender Theory, Sexuality and the Gothic

Part IV Theorising the Gothic in Modern Media

Part V The Gothic before and after Post-structuralism

Part VI The Gothic–Theory Relationship in Retrospect and Prospect